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UFC Vegas 67 results: Strickland outpoints Imavov in short-notice main event

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Sean Strickland won short notice fight at UFC Vegas 67. Photo: Jason Silva – USA TODAY Sports

The first UFC event of the year just took place at the Apex in Las Vegas, and even with a short-notice headliner, the night turned out to be a great start of 2023.

In the main event, top ranked middleweight Sean Strickland put on his patented pace and pressure to defeat Nassourdine Imavov on points.

The fight took place at light heavyweight, since Strickland took the fight on days’ notice due to Kelvin Gastelum pulling out due to an injury. However, “Tarzan”  came ready to fight, and after five rounds, he stood as the winner via unanimous decision with 49-46, 49-46 and 48-47 on the judges’ scorecards.

“It was a close fight with Jared (Cannonier) but I won,” Strickland said after the fight. “I’m only here because of bad judging. I can fight 25 minutes. I can fight an hour. “The only reason this man hit me is because I wanted to finish him. I’m trying to go for those finishes, especially after my last boring fight. I don’t want that to be tagged to my fucking name.”

 

50 000 dollar bonuses to four fighters

Allan Nascimento, Umar Nurmagomedov, Roman Kopylov and Dan Ige picked up 50 000 dollar Performance of the Night bonuses at UFC Vegas 67.

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UFC Vegas 67 – Official results

Main card

  • Sean Strickland def. Nassourdine Imavov via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
  • Dan Ige def. Damon Jackson via knockout (punch) – Round 2, 4:13
  • Roman Kopylov def. Punahele Soriano via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:19
  • Raquel Pennington def. Ketlen Vieira via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Umar Nurmagomedov def. Raoni Barcelos via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 4:40

Prelims

  • Javid Basharat def. Mateus Mendonca via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Claudio Ribeiro via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 0:28
  • Mateusz Rebecki def. Nick Fiore via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Allan Nascimento def. Carlos Hernandez via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:16
  • Daniel Argueta def. Nick Aguirre via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Charles Johnson def. Jimmy Flick via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:33

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